Holland Frozen Hell 1.1

**Holland Frozen Hell is *on* for tomorrow. We’ll roll out of Louisville around 8.00 and head for Holland. The plan remains for 55 frozen, snowy miles. We’ll also have a bail route in case we find conditions too challenging for our energy level. My bike rack is full, but leave a comment if you need/want to caravan. Should be an interesting day.

We have developed this propensity for rough stuff, and sometimes under adverse conditions; this Saturday’s ride will be no different. We’ll leave out of Holland, IN, which is about an hour or so drive from Louisville. While it’s a bit more drive than desired, the greater desire is to ride the rough stuff, and this area west of Holland has it in spades. Our route will hit gravel very early on and  take us north and and then west into Ferdinand State Forest. We have a store stop halfway through in Winslow, IN and then head back into Ferdinand SF before heading south and SW for the return.

Conditions are unknown. Studded tires or fat rubber are required. No other services than those at mid-way will be available, so come very prepared to take care of yourself. As always, this will be a no-drop ride, so come ready to have fun and test yourself a bit.

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This Sunday

Yes, another coffee ride, but moved to Sunday now.

Hopefully the roads will be clearer.  It’ll be cold, dress for it.  The route has yet to be determined, but it’ll be 20ish miles.

Sunday 12/19, 8:30 am @ Sunergos on Preston

I’ll be there at 8:30, ride starts at 9:00.

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DSCN3552I don’t normally use the word “epic”.  Tim is the one who does that.  I think this past Sunday’s ride qualifies as “epic”.

Tim’s write-up
Michael’s write-up
My write-up

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Coffee Ride – Saturday Morning

After a hiatus, the coffee rides are back!

This Saturday, November 27th @ Sunergos on Preston St.  I’ll arrive at 8:30 and drink some coffee.  The ride leaves at 9:00.

The weather forecast is calling for clear skies and temperatures starting in the low 30s heading toward the 40s as the day goes on.

I’m planning to ride 20-25 miles.  I hope to see you there!

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Central Coffee Crawl

We’re doing a late-minute coffee crawl tomorrow-Saturday- morning, leaving from the B’town/EasternPwky Heine’s at 9.00. The route is 19m and we’ll stop for coffee at least once. Dave and I have to get home somewhat efficiently, so not too much meandering and lollygagging. Leave a comment if you have questions.

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What’s Going On?

We Love Gravel

We Love Gravel

Big South Fork

This past weekend Tim, Michael, and I did the Big South Fork camping trip.  Michael wrote about it here and here.  Tim’s write-up for Saturday is here (sic) and his Sunday one is here.   I posted a few pictures here.  The complete library of pictures I took is here.

Weekend Coffee Rides

There was no coffee ride last Saturday due to the BSF ride.  I’ve got a lot going on now, so I won’t be putting one on this weekend either.  I do recommend the ride that Vic (from Vic’s Classic Bikes) puts on Sunday mornings at around 9:00.  I may even show up for that one.

I will get the coffee rides going again in the future.  It’ll probably be on Sunday (as it was last winter), and having it during cold weather means we’ll make several coffee stops to warm up.

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Big South Fork Folly

We’re leaving early Saturday morning. Once there at the Great Meadows Campground, we leave for Saturday’s Pickett Loop. Should be long

After a restful sleep under the stars, we’ll get up and get going on day 2, the FreedomChurch/RattlesnakeRidge double loop. We’ll be climbing. Alot.

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Coffee Ride Cancelled

Today’s Coffee ride is cancelled.  Sorry.

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Last Sunday’s Gravel Ride in Ferdinand


Farm Roads

Last Sunday’s gravel ride was one hell of a good time.

Michael’s write-up is here.

Tim divided his write-up into sections here, here, here, and here.

My write-up is here.

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Shelby Park Pedaler’s Picnic – Coffee Pre-Ride!

This Saturday, October 16th at 8:30 am, The RCCS will host a coffee ride beginning at Sunergos on Preston.  We’ll have some coffee, then roll out around 9:30.  We’ll have a leisurely ride around town, and end at Shelby Park around Noon… just in time for the Shelby Park Pedaler’s Picnic.

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